Update Children Documents

Script Agent to update children based on change in parent. I use this agent to keep the employee names updated for all response documents in a training database. Sub Initialize Dim session As New NotesSession Dim db As NotesDatabase Dim view As NotesView Dim doc As NotesDocument Dim parentDoc As NotesDocument 'For use with the document being updated Dim varFullName As Variant 'For use with the parent-reference document Dim varParFullName...

As Variant Set db = session.CurrentDatabase 'The view where the documents are listed Set view = db.GetView( "EmpListEmp" ) Set doc = view.GetFirstDocument 'Do all the documents in the view Do Until doc Is Nothing 'only check the response documents If doc.IsResponse Then varFullName = doc.employeefullname 'get the parent document and keep going until the top parent doc is accessed Set parentDoc = view.GetParentDocument( doc ) Do Until Not parentDoc.IsResponse Set parentDoc = view.GetParentDocument( parentDoc ) Loop 'When the parent doc is reached get the vars to check varParFullName = parentDoc.employeefullname 'If the names dont match update based on parent If varFullName(0) <> varParFullName(0) Then doc.employeefullname = varParFullName(0) doc.LastName = parentDoc.LastName doc.FirstName = parentDoc.FirstName doc.MI = parentDoc.MI doc.SrN = parentDoc.SrN 'save the doc however you need to Call doc.Save( True, True ) End If End If Set doc = view.GetNextDocument(doc) Loop End Sub

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